Genome BC funds pilot program to incorporate genomics education into TRU nursing program


Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) announced funding for a pilot program that will integrate genomics education into Thompson Rivers University’s new Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner program. The project involves the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of British Columbia and will see precision health concepts and genomics education integrated into student and faculty training. “Existing nurse practitioner programs teach very little genetic or genomic content, yet it is now a crucial part of many primary care clinical interactions regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases,” said TRU project co-lead Dr Sarah Dewell. “We will introduce genomic literacy at TRU in a way that ensures it is immediately relevant and relatable.”

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